See San Diego County, CA Public Defenders and search free public defenders records. Public defenders are attorneys hired by the court to represent individuals who cannot afford legal representation.
El Cajon Public Defenders Office 250 East Main Street El Cajon CA 92020 619-579-3316
San Diego County Public Defenders Office Ste 200, 400 S Melrose Dr Vista CA 92081 760-940-6450
San Diego County Public Defenders Office 450 B Street San Diego CA 92101 619-338-4700
San Diego County Public Defenders Office Ste 400, 303 H St Chula Vista CA 91910 619-498-2001
The San Diego County Public Defender's Office keep records on cases, including trial records, investigation reports, and certain financial documents in San Diego County, CA. Some of these San Diego County public records are available upon request.Records available from the San Diego County Public Defender's Office
Public Defenders in San Diego County maintain files on every individual they are assigned to represent. This includes San Diego County case files, investigation reports, indigence determination records, and more. Some of these San Diego County public records can be requested from Public Defenders.Confidential Records in San Diego County
Some San Diego County Public Defender records, including case files, contain information that falls under attorney-client privilege. These records may not be available to the San Diego County public. The rules vary by location, but in most places you cannot obtain case files and other records that are privileged according to California State law. If you request a record that contains confidential information, the San Diego County Public Defender's office may be willing to provide a redacted copy.
Clients of the San Diego County Public Defender's Office always have a right to receive copies of their own case files. These are not considered San Diego County public records requests because the case file is the property of the client.San Diego County Financial Records
Public Defenders also maintain financial records that document payments made by the San Diego County, California Government for retaining the services of a Public Defender. These financial records are open to the San Diego County public, and they can be requested from the Public Defender.Conflict of Interest Records
Public Defenders also file financial Conflict of Interest statements that can be requested through a public records request in San Diego County. These requests can be made directly to the San Diego County Public Defender. In some cases, the Public Defender's office may provide online request forms.Contact the San Diego County Public Defender
You can request records from the Public Defender's Office in several ways including contacting the San Diego County Office's Records Department and making requests through the Public Defender's website. You may also contact the San Diego County Public Defender directly by email or telephone.